FORT LAUDERDALE – As part of a competition to raise awareness against bullying, teams of students from Broward County schools have created one-minute public service announcements (PSA) utilizing the “12 Trigger-Proof Anti-Bullying Tools” (which were developed by author and psychotherapist Gay Lynn Grigas) as the basis for their productions. Filmmaker Lyndale Pettus has produced a behind-the-scenes documentary of the PSA competition, which premieres Saturday, October 13, at an invitation-only event held at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE 6 St., Fort Lauderdale), to be followed by the announcement of the PSA winners.
The anti-bullying campaign and competition is organized by The Empowerment Center Corporation (TECC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit that delivers training for elementary, middle and high school students that helps them to recognize their emotional triggers, and manage their reactions from the inside. The campaign has been approved by the Broward County Public Schools, the nation’s sixth largest public school district. For more information, visit theempowermentcentercorporation.org.